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Apr 17, 2012 - Wellington Trip

My first Wellington Trip by myself, it is very exciting and I enjoyed it very much, It is only a one day but definitely worth spending money doing it by myself , first time for me to go in a different city just me and not relying to anyone....went to parliament and did the parliament tour it is very informative and amazing. It is a very informative trip i learned a lot.

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Nov 9, 2011 - My Hanmer Trip Nov.9-11,2011

My first official trip that I enjoy, we stay in Hanmer Springs for 2 nights, we stayed in Alpine Lodge Motel. I am with a very weird I should say GUY that unfortunately I like him.I enjoyed the trip even though we mostly stay sleeping,or just watching TV. We went to the hot pools and walk up Conical Hill which is fun. Even though he is gone I will treasure the memories and I enjoyed all the time I am with him . Mr. Bruce Donaldson...Thanks for the 2 day trip.

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Apr 27, 2007 - Christchurch to Hamner

We went off this morning to try and do some bone carving but missed the start, so walked back through town found a cafe and looked at our plans for Aus. I booked a bus ticket to Hanmer springs and Kelvin and Steve left for the airport. Fran went off and did her bone carving in the afternoon and Igot on the shuttle bus to Hanmer Springs. I arrived about 4:00 and went straight for the pools. The sulpher pool was at 41 degrees and they had various pools at differing temperature. I spent about an hour and a half at the pools before walking past...

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Mark's Trip 2007

Jan 24, 2007 - Hanmer Springs

Ahh yes! Thermal springs. Scorching hot sunshine. A chance to wallow in the pools (35 degrees plus) and reap the health benefits of all the natural minerals in the waters. Apparently this is where you come to dry out. Come to New Zealand. Come here. (Gaddy: - pay a visit in-between the tests in Christchurch and Wellington!)

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Jul 8, 2006 - Skiing in July and other antics.

It has been an uncharacteristically long time since I last made a journal entry here. This is not down to laziness, or lack of anything to talk about, but more a shift in momentum from travelling to working. For anyone who does not keep close tabs; I have been in a small town on the South Island of New Zealand called Dunedin since, I guess, around April. Dunedin is New Zealand's answer to Edinburgh. Dunedin, I am told, is the name given to Edinburgh by the Celts. The town is very much like any town you would find in Britain. So after many...

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Howard on tour!

Mar 5, 2006 - Hanmer Springs

We travelled only about 120 km to get here so it was a nice short day's ride. The town is basically based around a wonderful hot spring developement and a small ski hill. It's perfect for people for Christchurch to travel to for a weekend get away. The hot springs are really well done. You can spend the whole day there for $10 and there are many pools to choose from. The temperatures range from 35 degrees up to 41 degrees so you can take your pick. The larger warm pools also have sun shades over them so you can get hot but not fry your head...

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Feb 27, 2006 - Hanmer Springs - Bondegaardsdyr og varme bade

I Hanmer Springs brugte vi bla. tiden paa at besoege en 'mini-zoo' med bondegaardsdyr. Der var superhyggeligt og man kunne fordre alle deres dyr, hvilket begge ungerne syntes var et hit. Specielt Ida gik lige til vaflerne og haandfodrede alle der ikke loeb fra hende! Vi brugte ogsaa et par timer i varme udendoers svoemmebassiner. Det var over 10 forskellige pools/hottubs man kunne hoppe i og ikke mindst en del vandrutchebaner. Det var bare at vaelge hvilken temperatur man oenskede - der var fra 28 gr. til 40 gr. varme pools.

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Dec 30, 2005 - Hanmer Springs, NZ

We've spent the last two nights in Hanmer Springs, a really lovely, if touristy, thermal springs town in the mountains near Lewis Pass. Mike and Sam and Graham went golfing yesterday (don't ask Mike how it went, though). Graham missed a hole-in-one by 9 inches. His second game ever. I spent the afternoon hiking in the hills surrounding the town, Conical Hill track to the fabulous view at the top, then took the Maruja and Woodland trails back, though I didn't really know where I would end up, but luckily they made them idiot-proof, and I...

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Nov 28, 2005 - Hanmer Springs

Quick stop at Hanmer, another 'world renowned' yada yada blah blah Nice pools though, which we made the most of. Through the fantastic Canterbury Plains and back to Christchurch. Back to Auckland for 1 day tomorrow, then Sydney for 1 day and UK on Saturday. Open yer purses y'all, it's time to buy dem drinks. Love Tim and Nix

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Oct 28, 2005 - To Hanmer Springs

To Hanmer Springs -- 220 KM - 10/28/05 Today was a transition from the West coast across the Southern Alps at Lewis Pass to the Eastern plateau. Climbing the western side the mountain slopes looked more like a dry fall than a spring foliage. Everything was a dull brownish green with none of the light and bright green normally seen in new leaves. Pretty much a travel day with not much to grab your attention. Trees close to the road were typical rain-forest with lots of moss. We saw something on the side of the road about 40km into the...

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Jul 21, 2005 - Hanmer Springs

Got here about mid-afternoon.............................it's a cute little place, similar to Whistler Village. Lot's of bungalows going up and over priced everything. (Especially gas, we're upto $1.45 p/ltr). We found a cheap, but perfect place to stay after about an hour of driving around the town searching for a place to stay the night................all of the parks and possible places had signs up: "No Camping", so we were hooped. We drove about 10 mins outta town and found a gov't campground for $8 per adult, and it was perfect. In...

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Jul 3, 2005 - Hanmer Springs

Spent 2 days in Hanmer Springs - which is oddly enough known for the hot springs. Yet another charming town we were happy to stay in for a couple days to let our muscles fully recover from the glacier climb. We spent a couple hours at the pools themselves. Quite a sight in that it was freezing outside yet people were wandering around in their swimsuits! There were about 10 different outdoor pools to choose from with temps ranging from 35-40 degress F so nice and toasty and sooo relaxing. In fact, once in the pools, the cold weather became...

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